A few days ago, my Sixtrack started to act up. So what to do? Maybe get a recplacement? So two things caught my attention. Korg’s Minilogue and the Dreadbox Abyss. Both four-voice polyphonic analogue things. So I went to a music store and played them. A Superficial Review? I didn’t read any manual, nor did […]Read more "Superficial Review: Dreadbox Abyss, Korg Minilogue"
Although nothing has really changed in the greater context, I won’t repeat my negative statement from last year’s article. In regard to goals accomplished, there were some important ones (albeit not related to my usual music-stuff talk), and that way, I’ll even accept that there wasn’t so much music-related things happening. Well, at least not […]Read more "That was 2017"
I knew the recipe for the Fish House Punch from Charles Schumann’s bible, American Bar. He lists two versions, one standard and one of his own. I never understood the Fish House reference. Why is there nothing related to fish in this drink? If you read up on the cocktail of this drink, it was […]Read more "Time for a Drink: “Fish House Punch (Fishy Version)"
Right now, I’m making up my mind how to assemble the last few steps in the signal chain for More than Moore, my album project with an all-analogue signal chain. Of course, there’s a recorder (analogue) somewhere, and typically you’ll also have some kind of dynamic processing and equalization on the bus coming out of […]Read more "Case Study: “Last Mile” in the Analogue Signal Chain"
This article is about the difference of direct and indirect material. About technology which sometimes feels all but forgotten. About Kailath’s take on Schur’s fancy algorithm. But in the end, it’s about musicRead more "More Than Moore: The Analogue Signal Chain Album Greenlighted"
My last two remaining albums from the radical improvisation period, “groxis tafelbilder” and “Das Geheimnis der Geschwindigkeit” will be rereleased, Maybe even before end of the year!Read more "Rerelease of two early-2000s Albums greenlighted"
If you have ever used a medium- to large-sized audio mixer, or an audio mixer in a DAW, you know the thing: There’s a button, usually with the symbol like Ø. The manual usually tells you (in more or less detail) that it does something like “phase reversal”. You typically use it in situations where […]Read more "Audio Engineering Myths: Phase Reversal"